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China calls global community for talks on space arms control

China calls global community for talks on space arms control

Beijing, Apr 13 (UNI) China has called on the global community to urgently start the negotiations on the space arms control, based on a document proposed by Beijing and Moscow, the foreign ministry's spokesman, Zhao Lijian, said on Tuesday.
Just on Monday, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov called for launching negotiations aimed at creating an internationalist instrument that would ban the deployment of any kinds of weapons in space. Lavrov proposed taking the Russian-Chinese draft document, introduced at the 2014 disarmament conference in Geneva, as a basis.
"We are calling on the international community to start negotiations and reach agreement on arms control in order to ensure space safety as soon as possible," Zhao said at a briefing, noting that the talks should be based on the draft agreement proposed by the two countries.

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